The company was founded in 1761 and from the mid-19th century it became the largest manufacturer of graphite and colored pencils. Baron Lothar von Faber, who succeeded in managing the family farm in 1839, was the first to turn pencil into a genuine quality product and to become the world's leading brand. Count ALEXANDER ZU CASTELL - RUDENHUSEN, continued the tradition. Today Faber Castell, named after the marriage between Count Alexander and Lothar Ottilie Von Faber's nephew, is not just the oldest wooden pencil factory, but also the most famous brand in the world of pencils. Faber Castell regards this as a personal challenge to rediscover past products and make them current with a timeless design combined with the use of modern technology. This idea has taken shape in the collection "Graf von Faber-Castell" which combines: The luxury of simplicity, the harmonious combination of fine materials, aesthetic taste and great functionality.
1919: THE FIRST ITALIAN STILOGRAPHY LIES
In 1919, in a Turin marked by the First World War, but driven by strong desire for recovery, Aurora was born, the first tank pen factory in Italy. An emblematic name, a message of hope and a symbol of rebirth: The dawn of a new day in Italian history and culture. It is the beginning of a production of the unique style that, handed down in generations, unites wisely, today as a time fine craftsmanship, technique and precious materials. From the rich cultural heritage of Aurora and its long tradition, small masterpieces are recognized throughout the world: concrete examples of the most refined Made in Italy
From an artistic, ancient and fascinating writing technique, here is NAPKIN 4.EVER, a revolutionary writing tool. It has the precise stretch of a pencil, an elegant design and is distinguished by the innovation that only NAPKIN can give its products. The special tip in Ethergraf, a patented metal alloy, allows NAPKIN 4.EVER to write infinitely, without inks or refills.
Kaweco is one of the earliest companies of German pens and pencils, which was born in 1883 in Heidelberg. In 1899 Heinrich Koch and Rudolph Weber acquired the company and started marketing with the Kaweco brand, born of the abbreviation of Koch, Weber & Compagnie. In the 1920s it became Germany's first pen manufacturer, but in time the competition became more and more aggressive and alternating moments of crisis and recovery, until the 1990s, with a review of the most famous model of the 'company, sport.
C. Josef Lamy founded the company in Heidelberg in 1930. Since the '60s his models have always been characterized by their attention to design and stylistic research, with the production of highly valuable models such as Lamy 2000 , for their futuristic and minimalist style, they have given the company an image of modernity and avant-garde. Lamy is still distinguished as a manufacturer of mid-range fountain pens and writing tools for everyday use. Although the company has chosen not to produce luxury models, its pens are of the highest quality and keep that particular attention to stylistic innovation that makes them always timely and interesting.
Caran d'Ache is a Swiss manufacturer of high quality writing instruments, art goods and accessories. It was founded in Geneva in 1924 when Arnold Schweitzer acquired the Ecridor pencil factory. The company was later called Caran d'Ache, the name comes from the Russian карандаш karandáš (of Turkish origin) meaning "pencil." Since its inception, the Caran d'Ache home has continued its exceptional experience and the its spirit of innovation. Technical excellence and impeccable quality resulting from Swiss fine art craftsmanship give rise to some of the most sophisticated writing instruments in the world and brighter colors.
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Excellent relationship between everyday life and elegance.
This is the secret of the success of this Columbus line.
Ballpoint pens, pencils, rollers, fountain pens, three function pens, all made of lightweight and durable aluminum. In the Columbus range we also have a 5.5 mm (5.5 mm) matitone set in a variety of colors.
To meet the needs of every writer, without neglecting the style.
Delta Srl, an innovative Caserta Italian company in the field of writing instruments, was born in 1982. Since its inception, Delta has respected the highest production standards: its craftsmen are closely monitoring all the processing phases with such expertise to impose Delta products on the attention of the tough and competitive world market. Delta is experiencing its third decade of activities, years spent for the pleasure of creating valuable writing instruments, crafted artisanally and lovingly, choosing the best stores in the world, real boutiques for their distribution.
The oldest American producer of writing tools. The company was founded in 1846 by Richard Cross and Edward W. Bradbury. The two sons of Richard Cross enter the company in 1871. In 1940 Alonso Townsed Cross, son of Richard, will bring many changes to the company and in particular personalization on the clip of the pens are still in use. In 1953, the first Century Ballpoint Pen came out on the market, thus flipping the pen holder. Subsequently in 1982 the production of the Ball and Pencil Century with the Stilografica that is still in production
Montegrappa, the first Italian manufacturer of precious writing instruments, was founded in Bassano del Grappa in 1912. Over a century of unmatched artisan skill has already passed for this prestigious brand, known worldwide for its creativity and its all-Italian style. Montegrappa produces writing instruments in the same historic building on the banks of the River Brenta. Originally known as ELMO, it has benefited from a group of local talents, a workforce able to produce meticulously crafted objects, style and craftsmanship, always focusing on excellence.
In 1930, the company flourished enjoying a golden period now appreciated for the elegance of the artifacts of the time. The products of the Bassano House meet the taste of an ever larger audience with a simple and elegant style, embellished and personalized by a varied choice of colors and materials.
Parker is one of the few historic American fountain pens that have remained in business until today. The Parker Pen Company was founded by George Safford Parker in 1888 in Janesville, Wisconsin. To date, the firm is owned by Sanford, a division of Newell Rubbermaid which also owns Waterman. Although he has always produced good quality pens, the golden age of Parker runs from the 1920s to the 1960s where the company has distinguished itself for its great innovative capabilities, and is always a great success. Thanks to the creation of historic models such as Parker 51 and the legendary Parker 75, the company has always been one of the world's leading manufacturers of flip-flop sales, and has been successful in the ball pen era as well. 1954 the famous Jotter ball.
There are values that arise with a company, inspirations that drive and guide it on its path, personality that, in addition to having the privilege of creating it, accompany it in its development with a trademark that goes far beyond beyond the brand.
This is the case with Armando Simoni and OMAS: an indispensable combination. "A pen has the pleasure of writing" he loved to repeat Armando Simoni. If writing detects the soul of a man, OMAS creations speak of their creator. Armando Simoni was a lover of Greek culture, a technician and artist at the same time and a great passionate in the writing world.
In 1925 he created in Bologna OMAS (Officina Meccanica Armando Simoni).
In the 1930s, his extravaganza was expressed in the twelve-year line and in the other great success of the post-war period, the "Doctor's Pen" with a small clinical thermometer hidden in the pen's body. Stimulated by technical challenges, Armando Simoni creates amazing models such as the "Omas Extra 1931", which with its very special nib, allows for three different types of writing, in the normal position it is flexible, rotated is rigid, shot is ball pen.
Known as Knight of the Crown of Italy, Armando Simoni becomes "the Knight". The nobility of the founder also invests his company and the small workshop in Bologna soon becomes an internationally renowned company.
The values of Armando Simoni are still present in the creation of OMAS, since 1925 the writing instruments are designed, crafted and crafted in the laboratory of Bologna. Each writing tool, the result of a multitude of delicate manual operations, enhances the characteristics of the "Made in Italy" style and represents a point of reference for Italian excellence.
From the mastery and the skill of a group of Florentine craftsmen, Stipula's history begins. Since 1973, immersed in the splendid Florentine scenery, producing with passion and capacity collecting writing tools, pens to show off and to show, pens to write , to work, to dream. Our writing instruments are distinguished by the accuracy in the choice of materials used and their aesthetic and functional refinement. We are proud to represent today the best contemporary classical.
Sheaffer is one of the few American fountain pens historians who have remained in business until today. The company started production in 1912 in Fort Madison, Iowa, by Walter A. Sheaffer has always been one of the most innovative companies in the development of the fountain pen, introducing many novelties in both materials and loading systems, always producing excellent pens quality and impeccable operation.
In 1832, Carl Hornemann founded a small color artist for artists and inks in Hannover, Germany. From here begins Pelikan's story even though as a foundation date we usually refer to April 28, 1838, the day of release of the first printed price list. Chemical Guenther Wagner becomes head of the company.
He bought it in 1871 and in 1878 he recorded the logo representing a pelican drawn from the coat of arms of his family. It is one of the first registered trademarks in Germany. To expand its business to Austria, which at that time controlled part of northern Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Croatia, built a factory first in Eger and then in Vienna. Production and the market are widening. The company employs 39 new employees including Fritz Beindorff. The young man starts selling Pelikan in Austria, Italy and Russia. The company moves to the new construction on the Podbielskistrasse in an area of 13,000 m² of office space and space for production. This modern building has now become a protected historic monument of the city of Hanover. Annual sales reach two million marks in recent years. In 1929 The birth year of the Pelikan fountain pens. Famous and recognizable green stems have an innovative ink flow system and a transparent window to control ink levels. The innovative differential piston mechanism in Pelikan styling is a true revolution for the era.
After the austere post-war period in Germany, the economic boom breaks. During this period, Pelikan produces the fountain pen model 400 from the black and green stripe. This model has become the most famous of its category. Even today Pelikan is one of the most important pencil marks in the world.
The name Visconti has for over twenty-five years been synonymous with instruments for writing extraordinary historical and technological refinement, fountain pens, ball and roller pens. Visconti offers a wide range of high quality items and strong personality. Since 1988 Visconti, the maison who has written in Florence after a forgiveness lasting over 30 years, made Made in Florence an icon of his production together with his fundamental values: passion, art and technology.
Since its creation in 1883 by Lewis Edson Waterman with the invention of the first fountain pen with tank, the Waterman brand has never stopped renewing itself. Strong in its rich creativity story, Waterman has become a point of reference in the world of writing. At this beginning of the century Waterman stands out for its personality thanks to a strongly innovative spirit. Each pen is unique, exclusive, reflecting the soul and temperament of the writer. In a variety of raw materials and colors, designs and designs. The Waterman range opens to you. A journey that will allow you to find the pen that best reflects your style and personality
Founded in Hamburg in 1906, by businessman Claus-Johannes Voss, banker Alfred Nehemias and engineer August Eberstein, the company was originally called "Simplo Filler Pen Company", a pen manufacturer. In 1909, the first writing instrument of the newborn baby is called "Rouge et noir". The pen's body is black, softened by a red touch on the tip of the hood, the loading system is basically the one used by the US company Moore for which Eberstein had worked. For these aesthetic features, the pen earns the red cappuccetta nickname. In 1913, analogy was perfected, and the white cap of the hood turned into a white six-pointed round star, taken as the icon of the mountain top. The result is a logo that has since become a never-abandoned trait that has undoubtedly contributed to the brand's affirmation. In 1924, following a review of its production that was divided into several quality bands, Montblanc began using the Meisterstück brand (masterpiece) to indicate its highest end pens, also adopting the 4810 marking with reference to of the height of Mont Blanc. In 1992 Montblanc launched the first pen numbered LORENZO DEI MEDICI, continuing production until today.
The 753 brand is born from the idea of the holders of 5 pen-stores in Rome, devoting precisely this line of writing instruments to the year of birth of the City "753 BC". The first release was made in collaboration with the Omas of Bologna with the name ARMONIA ETERNA dedicated to the eternal city. The second pen in collaboration with the Delta, with the name of REGINA VIARIUM dedicated to the ancient Appia Antica street. The last in order of exit with the VISCONTI company in Florence is the DOMUS AUREA dedicated to the famous monument.
In its over 135 years of success, the Spalding Company has known evolutions and upgrades to be able to keep up with the times, if not to do so. Next to the sports sector, a line of accessories and leather goods has evolved, designed to reach other public, not just sportsmen, always in full respect of Spalding philosophy. The spirit of its founder has remained intact in all these declinations: from handbags to stationery, from watches to wallets: carefully finished leather, unmistakable detail, vintage America's flavor of the golden years, reworked in exquisitely contemporary terms . Elegance and personality, from Albert Spalding to today, distinguish the line A.G. Spalding & Bros. and make it a prestigious must-have for those who share style.
The Space Pen (also known as the Zero Gravity Pen), marketed by Fisher Space Pen Co., is a pen that uses pressurised ink cartridges and is claimed to write in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, over wet and greasy paper, at any angle, and in extreme temperature ranges.
The Fisher Space Pen was invented by American industrialist and pen manufacturer Paul C. Fisher and is manufactured in Boulder City, Nevada, USA. Pens claiming some or all of the same abilities have also appeared on the market from other manufacturers.
The ballpoint is made from tungsten carbide and is precisely fitted in order to avoid leaks. A sliding float separates the ink from the pressurized gas. The thixotropic ink in the hermetically sealed and pressurised reservoir is claimed to write for three times longer than a standard ballpoint pen. The pen can write at altitudes up to 12,500 feet (3810 m). The ink is forced out by compressed nitrogen at a pressure of nearly 35 pounds per square inch (340 kPa). Operating temperatures range from -30 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (-35 to 120 degrees Celsius).
Leonardo Officina Italiana
And the story goes on ... A family tradition. Leonardo is a forge, a laboratory where experience and craftsmanship are mixed giving life to "pleasure", the pleasure of writing.
Over 45 years of experience in the field of writing instruments, handed down from father to son, from generation to generation.
Today Leonardo Officina Italiana works on emotional and vintage projects, taking up the old loading systems, the materials and the working techniques that once characterized the craft of the craftsman.
The Leonardo pens have a soul, a human warmth that only passion can give.
The fountain pen carved into the material is certainly this detail that differentiates us on the world market.
Each Leonardo pen collection is manually obtained in Italy, exclusively at our company.
Exclusive and selected materials, celluloid, ebonite, wood, special resins, bronze and precious metal, always with a vintage imprint.
The material is processed in a dedicated manner, for example Celluloid is first cut into small cylinders and drilled in the center, after which it is left to "rest" a few months and then the modeling process begins, after various quality checks we start with polishing, assembly.
In some cases, being a "raw" material it is necessary to use a special drying oven.
Even the ebonite and resins are subjected to dedicated treatments to last over time, forever, to be passed down from generation to generation.
Assistance and warranty: All the collections of the Leonardo Italian workshop are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing defect.
Technical assistance and repairs are carried out at the official headquarters.
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